Day: November 1, 2019

Analysis: Syrian president warns Turkey of war if no diplomatic solution found

Turkish and Russian troops are expected to start joint patrols in the so-called “safe zone” in northeast Syria. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned Turkey, and rebels in Idlib, that all-out war would be the only option if political solutions fail. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports live from […]

Jharkhand polls in five phases between Nov 30-Dec 20; result on Dec 23: EC

New Delhi, Nov 1: Jharkhand assembly polls will be held in five phases between November 30 and December 20, and the counting of votes will take place on December 23, the Election Commission said on Friday. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora told reporters that the polls to 81-member assembly […]

US students called suicide hotline but instead got sex line

Officials from a California school district were left red-faced after students who dialed a suicide prevention hotline listed on their ID badges instead stumbled on a sex line. “I was just kind of flabbergasted. I was very surprised,” parent Janene Lavelle told the local ABC station after her […]

IS names Baghdadi successor, threatens US: statement

The Islamic State jihadist group confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a statement Thursday and named his replacement as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi. “We mourn you… commander of the faithful,” said Abu Hamza al-Quraishi — presented as the jihadist group’s new spokesman — in […]

Mourners in Pakistan town bury victims of train fire

Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town. Sobbing family members crowded a government building in Mirpurkhas overnight as the first bodies covered […]

40 years on, Iranians recall 1979 US Embassy hostage crisis

TEHRAN, Iran — For those who were there, the memories are still fresh, 40 years after one of the defining events of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, when protesters seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and set off a 444-day hostage crisis. The consequences of that crisis reverberate to […]

Pakistani Islamists camp out in Islamabad, urge PM to quit

ISLAMABAD — Tens of thousands of members of a radical Islamist party camped out in Pakistan’s capital overnight, demanding Friday the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan over economic hardships Leading a caravan of hundreds of cars and buses was Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the leader of the Jamiat […]

Joint Turkish and Russian patrols begin in Syrian region

SEVIMLI, Turkey — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara’s incursion. The Turkish Defense Ministry said an initial patrol covered an area […]

India’s October jobless rate rises to 8.5%, highest in over 3 years – CMIE

NEW DELHI – India’s unemployment rate in October rose to 8.5%, the highest since August 2016, and up from 7.2% in September, according to data released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE)on Friday, reflecting the impact of a slowdown in the economy. India’s infrastructure output fell […]

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